This Week on Broadway for July 7, 2024: Aaron Lazar


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Aaron Lazar About His New Album: An ‘Impossible Dream Come True!’. Reviews include Oh, Mary! @ Lyceum Theatre, Liz Callaway and Jason Graae: Happily Ever Laughter @ 54 Below, and Clowns Like Me @ DR2

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PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His new book, Brain Teasers for Broadway Geniuses, is now available wherever finer books are sold. Peter also has columns at 
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MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist. He is the founder and editor of He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications. You can see his photography work at

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PF: Oh, Mary! @ Lyceum Theatre through September 15, 2024

Produced by Kevin McCollum & Lucas McMahon and Mike Lavoie & Carlee Briglia;

MP: Liz Callaway and Jason Graae: Happily Ever Laughter @ 54 Below

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)

John Bucchino

PF: Clowns Like Me @ DR2, through July 28, 2024
Starring Actor & Storyteller Scott Ehrenpreis
Written and Directed by Jason Cannon


Next Week:

Peter’s Brainteaser:

It was the fourth song heard in a smash-hit 20th century musical.

Then, in our 21st century, it was the first song heard in a movie that is now in The Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.

What’s the song?

What stage musical is it from?

What film used it as its opening song?

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener:

OPENER: “Falling Into You,” from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, with Kate Baldwin

Music Closer:

CLOSER: “The Impossible Dream,” from 54 Below

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